Denial: Is it Always Pathological?

February 11th, 2013 | Posted by Tian Dayton in Addiction | Addiction Discussions | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Denial: Is it Always Pathological?)

Denial is a word that people in recovery use often. It  refers to an addict denying their own increasing use and abuse and it’s affect on their life and the lives of those around them, or an enabler denying the progression and impact of  an addict’s escalating addiction. But is denial always pathological? Are there …
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Texting Addiction: R U JOKG?

December 14th, 2012 | Posted by Sherry Gaba in Addiction - (Comments Off on Texting Addiction: R U JOKG?)

Texting has become a way of life for most people from adults through to the young teens that own a cell phone. It is a simple and effective way to share information in very short, concise messages that saves the need for those sometimes time consuming personal phone calls. The idea behind texting is wonderful, …
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Want to be a Genius?

November 10th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Want to be a Genius?)

These three genius steps may contain the germ of what indeed separates the really competent (dare we say genius) addiction counselor from the rest of the pack.
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A Nod to Tommy Szasz

September 30th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on A Nod to Tommy Szasz)

I want to believe ol’ Tommy crusaded against this kind of “reasoning” (close mindedness) through out his entire career.
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Questions (Again)

August 15th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Questions (Again))

Something good and worthwhile.
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Do not confuse denial and overconfidence. Distinguish the difference and better treat your client base.
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Mere Theorizing Doesn’t Cut It

March 31st, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Mere Theorizing Doesn’t Cut It)

There remains one little fly in the soup for mere theorizing. Do the theories represent true progress in our field?
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Flaunting Experience

February 25th, 2012 | Posted by Michael Taleff in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

The dark side of experience.
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